Bring a Reading Rainbow author to your school!
Full-day programs typically feature four to six 40 to 50-minute sessions with roughly fifty to a hundred kids each. This veteran classroom teacher doesn’t need a microphone, and I know how to engage my young audience. I tailor my presentations to different grade levels, encouraging preschoolers and kindergartners to act out my books while drawing on fifteen years of experience as a children’s editor to chat with older elementary students about how books are made. I am fully vaccinated and have enjoyed more than three dozen successful full-day visits since 2022 to districts in New Jersey, New York State, Maryland, and Virginia.


I charge less for a lively full-day visit from my home in New Jersey than many comparable authors charge for a single hour. Schools can arrange for students and teachers to buy my books at discount, including several out-of-print titles. Please use the contact link to learn about arranging an appearance or residency.


Recent school visits include:


Lyncrest School, Fair Lawn, NJ
Roosevelt School, North Arlington, NJ
Pinehurst School, Salisbury, MD
Bloneva Bond School, Niagara Falls, NY
Showell Elementary School, Berlin, MD (return visit)

Garfield, NJ, Preschool 1
Garfield, NJ, Preschool at Head Start
County Road School, Demarest, NJ
Brookside School, Westwood,NJ
Little Falls, NJ, Schools #2 & 3
Roosevelt School, Garfield, NJ

Berkeley School, Westwood​, NJ​​​​​​
Lincoln School, Garfield, NJ

Washington School, Hawthorne, NJ
Teaneck Community Charter School, Teaneck, NJ

Franklin School, North Bergen, NJ

Matoaka School, Williamsburg, VA
J. Blaine Blayton School, Williamsburg, VA
The students had a lot of fun.—Linda Keller, Media Specialist

Manito School, Oakland, NJ
“Best author in the world. You’re a funny man with big thoughts. You made my day better.”—Grace, Second Grade Student

Fairview (NJ) Lincoln School Annex

Fairview (NJ) School #3 
Fairview (NJ) School #3 Annex
The students really enjoyed your energy!
—Sophia Monte, Supervisor of Early Childhood Education

Grant School, Dumont, NJ 
Honiss School, Dumont, NJ
Lincoln School, Dumont, NJ

Selzer School, Dumont, NJ

“Thank you so much for spending the day with us last Tuesday. The students and teachers really enjoyed your presentations. Your books, sense of humor, and storytelling were just what we needed. The kids were excited to go home with their autographed copies and overall it really was an awesome day.”—Tricia Daly, Reading Specialist

Glen School, Ridgewood, NJ
Cliffside Park (NJ) School #6

Anna L. Klein School, Guttenberg, NJ

Parkway Elementary School, Paramus, NJ

“Parkway had an AMAZING day with you!”—Maria Bonner, Media Specialist

Snow Hill Elementary School, Snow Hill, MD
“What a great day for our PreK students.”—Gray Jack, Judy Center Director

Showell Elementary School, Berlin, MD

Academy of Our Lady of Grace, Fairview, NJ 


Cliffside Park (NJ) School #4

Cliffside Park (NJ) School #5